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GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) –Some south Georgia crops are suffering in the extreme heat we've experienced recently.

Spotty rainfall mixed with record high temperatures put some stress on cotton and peanuts.

Grady County Extension agents say rain fell in some parts of the county and allowed the crops to bounce back. But farmers are still hoping for more rain to ensure high yields come harvest time.

"For farmers and people involved with agriculture, it's amusing to sometimes watch some of the weather casters who are not in tune with AG in their area," says Don Clark, a Grady County Extension Agent. "They talk about oh no, it's gonna rain this weekend. And our farmers are smiling when the forecast is for rain."

Officials say farmers really need the rain because less than half of the fields in our area have irrigation systems.

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